Fulfilling, but very exclusive.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – March 27, 2017
A typical day at the Center is full of laughter, inside jokes, and camaraderie. Everyone is tireless and passionate about their job, and some of the staff would work 100+ hours a week, writing grants, coordinating events, and fundraising, for no reason other than pure dedication and love for the LGBTQIA2 community.
This can be a double edged sword.
Because of the sheer amount of work that the senior staff voluntarily put into their job, it is very difficult for one who is new to the non-profit sector to keep up. The learning curve is mercilessly steep, and one cannot expect to have a long tenure at the Center without at least a decade of experience, or a master's degree, in their chosen field. One can spend years volunteering, bleeding for the Center, and often, it is entirely thankless. I myself was a volunteer at the Center for 8 years before I was even brought on as an unpaid intern.
Overall, if you have the extremely rare privilege to work for the Center, it is very fulfilling, and you will make friends and connections that last a lifetime, but the work is often thankless, and the politics can at times be overbearing and juvenile.But for one who is fueled by their passion, who doesn't care for thanks or for empire building, it is extremely fulfilling and life affirming.